Is Brooklyn Leading New York City Out of the Pandemic?

The emptying of Manhattan’s office districts has benefited Brooklyn neighborhoods where residents worked from home, testing the balance of power between the city’s boroughs.

#brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-chamber-of-commerce, #browser-the, #center-for-an-urban-future, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #new-york-city, #relocation-of-business, #small-business

California Could Throw Away What It’s Won

A crazy recall process could lead to repudiation of the state’s policy successes.

#california, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elder-larry-1952, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #homeless-persons, #newsom-gavin, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #texas

Not ‘Bad Boys’ Anymore, the Pistons Just Want to Be Good Again

Detroit has the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s N.B.A. draft, the culmination of years of mediocrity. The team is banking on the top pick and a young core for revival.

#basketball, #cunningham-cade-2001, #detroit-pistons, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #duggan-mike, #national-basketball-assn, #relocation-of-business, #rose-jalen, #securus-technologies-inc, #suggs-jalen-2001, #wallace-ben

Tech Workers Who Swore Off the Bay Area Are Coming Back

Critics said the pandemic would make the industry flee San Francisco and its southern neighbor, Silicon Valley. But tech can’t seem to quit its gravitational center.

#austin-tex, #bay-area-rapid-transit, #cisco-systems-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florida, #google-inc, #hewlett-packard-company, #musk-elon, #oracle-corporation, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-calif, #silicon-valley-calif, #twitter

Office Vacancies Soar in New York, a Dire Sign for the City’s Recovery

Nearly 19 percent of all office space in Manhattan has no tenants — the highest on record — as companies shed leases and embrace remote work.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #facebook-inc, #manhattan-nyc, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #telecommuting

The American Renaissance Has Begun

During the pandemic, Americans have been asking existential questions about their lives; now they are changing them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #entrepreneurship, #labor-and-jobs, #relocation-of-business, #united-states-economy, #venture-capital, #wages-and-salaries

Upended by the Pandemic, Haute Chefs Move Into Hotels

Hotels not necessarily known for fine dining are drawing award-winning chefs seeking opportunities for reinvention.

#austin-tex, #bailey-mashama-chef, #baja-california-mexico, #bloomfield-april, #cabo-san-lucas-mexico, #chefs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crenn-dominique, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #izard-stephanie-chef, #kostow-christopher, #napa-calif, #ojai-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #relocation-of-business, #restaurants, #san-francisco-calif, #san-jose-del-cabo-mexico, #silverton-nancy, #travel-and-vacations, #vongerichten-jean-georges, #washington-conn

Why Are Tech Companies Pretending to Be Governments?

The decision-making theatrics of Amazon, Facebook and other tech companies underscore the need for government to play a larger role.

#amazon-com-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #relocation-of-business, #social-media, #the-end-of-the-myth-from-the-frontier-to-the-border-wall-in-the-mind-of-america-book, #uber-technologies-inc

Liberals, Stop Getting Cozy With Corporations

Nobody, least of all people on the left, has anything to celebrate in the rise of activist industry.

#amazon-com-inc, #campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #georgia, #labor-and-jobs, #major-league-baseball, #mcconnell-mitch, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #relocation-of-business, #republican-party, #senate, #state-legislatures, #strikes, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Masters Is Business as Usual as Georgia Faces a Political Onslaught

Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game from the Atlanta area, but Georgia’s most cherished sporting event remains firmly rooted in the state.

#augusta-ga, #augusta-national-golf-club, #baseball, #black-people, #elder-lee, #georgia, #golf, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #masters-golf-tournament, #morikawa-collin-1997, #player-gary, #relocation-of-business, #rubio-marco, #southern-states-us

Kemp Lashes M.L.B. as Republicans Defend Georgia’s Voting Law

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, who is starting his re-election push, argued that the league had “caved to fear” in moving its All-Star Game as he tried to rally Republicans around the new voting limits.

#abrams-stacey-y, #all-star-games, #boycotts, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #major-league-baseball, #relocation-of-business, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Bucking the Pandemic, Austin Is ‘the Hottest Market in the Country’

The Texas city is a hot spot for commercial real estate investment and a magnet for corporations looking to move to a high-tech hub.

#austin-tex, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business

The Union Moved. The Beloved Mosaic Mural Couldn’t.

The architect David Adjaye spurred a painstaking re-creation of a doomed artwork for its new home — and added a homage to the union’s place in social justice history.

#1199-seiu, #adjaye-david, #anton-refregier, #architecture, #art, #black-people, #gresham-george, #miotto-mosaic-art-studios-inc, #miotto-stephen, #murals, #organized-labor, #relocation-of-business, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

A Letter to My Liberal Friends

If you want to know what worries conservatives, look at California.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boudin-chesa, #california, #education-k-12, #infrastructure-public-works, #presidential-election-of-2020, #relocation-of-business, #taxation

Join Us in Miami! Love, Masters of the Universe

Silicon Valley techies and Wall Street titans have bought homes and moved businesses there in the pandemic, coaxed by an eager mayor.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #blackstone-group-the, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elliott-management-corp, #entrepreneurship, #miami-fla, #private-equity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #start-ups, #suarez-francis-x-1977, #venture-capital

British Auto Industry Risks Slow Decline After Brexit

Lacking a strong domestic battery industry, Britain may be left behind by the shift to electric cars.

#batteries, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #european-union, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fiat-chrysler-automobiles-nv, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #jaguar-land-rover, #lotus-cars-ltd, #mini-division-of-bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #nissan-motor-co, #relocation-of-business

Big Tech Has Failed Us. But There’s Hope.

The chaos of the last two weeks offers an opportunity to rethink the role of technology in our lives.

#entrepreneurship, #facebook-inc, #miami-fla, #relocation-of-business, #social-media, #start-ups, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suarez-francis-x-1977

They Can’t Leave the Bay Area Fast Enough

As a tech era draws to an end, more workers and companies are packing up. What comes next?

#atlanta-ga, #austin-tex, #cabo-san-lucas-mexico, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #georgia, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-juan-puerto-rico, #savannah-ga, #twitter, #work-life-balance

San Francisco’s Tech Workers Make the Big Move

As a tech era draws to an end, more workers and companies are packing up. What comes next?

#atlanta-ga, #austin-tex, #cabo-san-lucas-mexico, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #georgia, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-juan-puerto-rico, #savannah-ga, #twitter, #work-life-balance

Indian Court Suspends New Farm Laws, in Blow to Modi

The bid to overhaul the troubled agricultural sector had led to huge protests by farmers, who feared the new, market-oriented rules would hurt their livelihoods.

#agriculture-and-farming, #decisions-and-verdicts, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #india, #politics-and-government, #relocation-of-business

Silicon Valley Isn’t Over Just Because Tech Companies Are Moving Away

The obituary for California’s tech industry has been written before, and it will be rewritten again and again and again.

#austin-tex, #computers-and-the-internet, #miami-fla, #oracle-corporation, #relocation-of-business, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #silicon-valley-calif, #start-ups, #venture-capital

Outdoor Dining in N.Y.C. Confronts Latest Challenge: Snow

Up to a foot of snow is forecast in New York City between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #relocation-of-business, #restaurants, #sanitation-department-nyc, #snow-and-snowstorms

‘Welcome to Texas!’: Musk’s California Departure Stokes the States’ Rivalry

Several companies have followed the same path to Texas, which has aggressively advertised lower taxes and fewer regulations.

#california, #musk-elon, #relocation-of-business, #silicon-valley-calif, #tesla-motors-inc, #texas

Brexit Is Nipping at London’s Role as a Financial Powerhouse

Britain and the European Union don’t trust each other much, and global banks are caught in the middle.

#bank-of-england, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #bundesbank, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #london-england, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #relocation-of-business

An Ohio Mill Town Lost Its Identity. Can Youth Sports Restore It?

Hoping to reinvent itself, Hamilton turned to art and even punctuation. Now a huge sports complex may bring it new purpose.

#athletics-and-sports, #hamilton-ohio, #real-estate-commercial, #relocation-of-business, #shutdowns-institutional, #stadiums-and-arenas

Trump’s Manufacturing Promises Disappoint as Economy Sours

Foxconn’s failure to deliver on a Wisconsin project underscores the limits of the president’s power to make companies bend to his will.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-taxes, #customs-tariff, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #presidential-election-of-2020, #relocation-of-business, #steel-and-iron, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #united-states-economy

Hedge Fund Magnate Is Moving His $41 Billion Firm From N.Y. to Florida

The firm, Elliott Management, led by Paul Singer, will transfer its headquarters to West Palm Beach, Fla., because of the pandemic.

#elliott-management-corp, #federal-taxes-us, #florida, #high-net-worth-individuals, #icahn-carl-c, #income-tax, #new-york-city, #pollock-jonathan-d, #relocation-of-business, #singer-paul-e, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #taxation, #trump-donald-j

When Start-Ups Go Into the Garage (or Sometimes the Living Room)

Labs closed in the pandemic, but innovation doesn’t stop. So while some workers have the home office, engineers have the garage.

#batteries, #cerebras-systems, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #engineering-and-engineers, #innovation, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #natron-energy, #relocation-of-business, #shutdowns-institutional, #silicon-valley-calif, #start-ups, #voyage

Calamities Challenge California’s Economic Foundation

The pandemic and wildfires have underscored issues of housing and growth. Will the disruptions and dislocations force the state to chart a new course?

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #global-warming, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #wildfires

Trump, Biden and ‘Made in USA’: Same Refrain, Varying Notes

Joe Biden’s economic proposals show how the president has shifted the playing field toward protectionism. But there may be fewer jobs to lose, or regain.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #customs-tariff, #international-trade-and-world-market, #outsourcing, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protectionism-trade, #relocation-of-business, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Trump Uses E.P.A. Office to Widen ‘Anarchist’ War vs. New York

The president has painted New York as an “anarchist jurisdiction,” but his administration’s threats to withhold funds are being dismissed as a politicized campaign tactic.

#barr-william-p, #environmental-protection-agency, #federal-aid-us, #new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020, #relocation-of-business, #trump-donald-j, #wheeler-andrew-r

TikTok, Trump and an Impulse to Act as C.E.O. to Corporate America

The president’s interventions in company dealings based on his own instincts are a departure from the arm’s-length approach of predecessors of either party.

#china, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #relocation-of-business, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Pandemic Isn’t Bringing Back Factory Jobs, at Least Not Yet

It’s a moment of reckoning for global supply chains. But that doesn’t mean companies are flocking back to the United States.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foreign-investments, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #outsourcing, #relocation-of-business, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Coronavirus Threatens the Luster of Superstar Cities

Urban centers, with a dynamism that feeds innovation, have long been resilient. But the pandemic could drive a shift away from density.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #income-inequality, #innovation, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #relocation-of-business, #telecommuting, #united-states-economy, #urban-areas

Dorothy Parker’s Ashes Could Be Moved. Again.

The writer’s ashes may be disinterred when the N.A.A.C.P. moves its headquarters to Washington from Baltimore. But where should they go?

#algonquin-hotel-manhattan-ny, #baltimore-md, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #cremation, #king-martin-luther-jr, #manhattan-nyc, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #parker-dorothy, #relocation-of-business, #washington-dc, #wills-and-estates, #writing-and-writers

What It’s Like to Enter the Work Force From Your Childhood Bedroom

They studied for years to get full-time jobs. Now, they’re right back where they started.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #indiana, #labor-and-jobs, #las-vegas-nev, #minnesota, #pennsylvania, #relocation-of-business, #telecommuting, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

Two Chefs Moved to Rural Minnesota to Expand on Their Mission of Racial Justice

Mateo Mackbee and Erin Lucas left Minneapolis for a small central Minnesota community, where they are using their restaurant, bakery and farm to promote diversity and teach children about food.

#agriculture-and-farming, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chefs, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #immigration-and-emigration, #krewe-st-joseph-minn-restaurant, #lucas-erin-chef, #mackbee-mateo, #race-and-ethnicity, #relocation-of-business, #restaurants, #st-joseph-minn, #teachers-and-school-employees

China’s National Security Law Wins Business Support

A flood of investment from China has tempered worries that Beijing’s tightening grip on the Asian financial capital would end its status as a lucrative place to do business.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #foreign-investments, #hong-kong, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #real-estate-commercial, #relocation-of-business, #stocks-and-bonds

U.S. Is Using Taiwan as a Pressure Point in Tech Fight With China

The Trump administration is challenging Chinese access to Taiwan’s high-tech supply chain — and, by extension, Beijing’s influence over the island it claims as its territory.

#china, #computer-chips, #computers-and-the-internet, #factories-and-manufacturing, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #relocation-of-business, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Coronavirus Is Bringing an End to the Offshoring Era

The pandemic, and Trump’s trade policy, are accelerating a trend to bring manufacturing back to America.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #north-american-free-trade-agreement, #relocation-of-business

Elon Musk Lashes Out at Officials Keeping Tesla Plant Closed Over Virus

He says he’ll move the headquarters of his electric car company out of California to Texas or Nevada.

#alameda-county-calif, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #nevada, #relocation-of-business, #shanghai-china, #shutdowns-institutional, #tesla-motors-inc, #texas

Ottolenghi’s Test Kitchen Is Closed. But the Recipes Keep Coming.

Away from their small North London hub, a six-member team still finds a way to share recipes, and feed loved ones.

#bahrain, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kitchens, #london-england, #ottolenghi-yotam, #quarantines, #relocation-of-business

As Coronavirus Fades in China, Nationalism and Xenophobia Flare

Now that the pandemic is raging outside China’s borders, foreigners are being shunned, barred from public spaces and even evicted.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #epidemics, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #race-and-ethnicity, #relocation-of-business

Venture Capitalists Leave Coasts to Fund Inland Start-Ups

A wave of venture capitalists is heading to quieter, less-expensive locales, where they are helping fund start-ups.

#ai-april-2020, #cloud-computing, #entrepreneurship, #relocation-of-business, #small-business, #start-ups, #united-states, #venture-capital